Considering that I’m usually a bleeding-edge techie, I haven’t been a Netflix subscriber–until yesterday. After morning coffee and discussion with our friend the [non-profit development pro from St. Louis](http://gregoryholman.blogspot.com/2006/12/vins-fins-chez-les-kirk.html) as she’s called by Greg, I bit the bullet and signed up for a $14.99 a month plan. It gives me two DVDs at a time and unlimited per month.
I won’t bore you with the details on Netflix since their [‘about us’](http://www.netflix.com/MediaCenter?id=1005) page does a pretty good job of giving you the high points. Here’s the way I see it: Netflix will keep me in movies for less than premium channels on cable would cost and *I* get to pick the movies.Â The best part is that I can queue up movies and let the system work for me.Â It’s like a time-lagged TiVo.
Right now, the newest movie in the “Pirates of the Carribean” series is in the mail, due here tomorrow or Wednesday.Â I’ll post a mini-review after we’re done.